Construction Safety

Not only is "SAFETY FIRST" a commonly heard phrase around General Excavating, but it is a core value and an integral part of what we do on all projects. We are committed to the safety of ourselves, our co-workers, our project partners, and anyone else who steps on site with us. Through innovative programs and training, General Excavating provides our employees with the proper knowledge, tools, and resources needed to safely accomplish their work. In addition, General Excavating is an Avetta qualified contractor, and a BNSF qualified contractor through Browz that is now transition to Avetta. And lastly, we are Operator Qualified in several pipeline construction tasks through Veriforce.  Avetta and Veriforce both provide management compliance services to ensure that supply chains are safe and qualified. 

General Excavating’s current Experience Modification Rate (EMR) is 0.79. 

The EMR is the construction industry's standard for measuring a company’s safety performance and is used to gauge the severity of a company’s accidents and injuries. The average EMR for the industry is 1.0, anything lower than 1.0 is above average, and anything higher than 1.0 is below average.
The items below represent a “partial” list of topics covered each year at General Excavating, and they are a primary reason why we have remained YOUR “UNDERGROUND” PARTNER:
  • First Aid / CPR
  • BNSF Railroad Contractor Orientation
  • Union Pacific Railroad E-Rail Safety
  • Black Hills Energy Operator Qualifications Training
  • City of Omaha Sewer Layer License
  • OSHA Competent Person & Excavation Safety
  • OSHA Confined Space
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources Underground Storage Tank Installation/Removal Training
  • Flagger Training 
  • Supervisor Drug & Alcohol